FK Borac Čačak

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Borac Čačak
Borac Čačak.svg
Full name Fudbalski klub Borac Čačak
Nickname(s) Zebre (The Zebras)
Founded 1 May 1926; 90 years ago (1926-05-01)
Ground Čačak Stadium
Čačak, Serbia
Ground Capacity 8,000
President Serbia Milenko Kostić
Head coach Serbia Mladen Dodić
League Serbian SuperLiga
2015–16 Serbian SuperLiga, 6th
Website Club home page
Current season

Fudbalski klub Borac Čačak (Serbian Cyrillic: Фудбалски клуб Борац Чачак), or simply Borac Čačak, is a professional football club based in Čačak, Serbia. The word Borac in translation means fighter in English. Mainly because of the horizontal stripes, Borac's nickname is Zebre (Zebras).

History[edit]

At the end of World War I, football began to be played in Čačak. According to some sources the first football match took place in 1920. Six years later, a group of union workers who organized on May 1, 1926 founded the club. Initially, the uniform was red and later was changed to red-and-white. The first president of the club was a carpenter, Jovan Jolović. On August 6, 1932 FK Borac had its first night match under stadium floodlights, with the Arsenal football club. Before World War II the club's biggest success was winning 1st place in the West Morava district league in 1934.

After a break during World War II, the club started up again and in 1946 played in the qualifications for the Yugoslav First League against Red Star Belgrade but lost. Its next achievement was to win the Serbian Cup in 1958 (regional Yugoslav Cup back then) and four years later won promotion to the Yugoslav Second League. The first play-off match against OFK Titograd was lost 1–3, but in the home match on July 15, 1962, with six goals in the second half, FK Borac secured a promotion to the Second Federal League.

For many years Borac played in the Second Federal League but the dream of the promotion to the First League of FR Yugoslavia came through in 1994 when Borac got promoted for the first time. Previously Borac had failed in three attempts to make it to the top flight, losing play-off matches in 1970, 1971, and 1973. The club has been relegated three times since first making the Yugoslav First League but they have also three times managed to win promotion back to the top league, most recently in 2003.

Recent years[edit]

In the 2005–06 season, Borac finished in 7th place, the club's highest finish ever, which they surpassed in 2007–08, when they finished 4th, thereby securing a place in European competition for the first time. In the 2008–09 UEFA Cup, Borac defeated Dacia Chișinău from Moldova 4–2 on aggregate in the first qualifying round, and Lokomotiv Sofia from Bulgaria 2–1 on aggregate in the second qualifying round. Dutch giants Ajax denied Borac entry into the group stage by defeating them twice, 1–4 in Belgrade and 0–2 in Amsterdam. During the 2013–14 Serbian First League season, Borac won promotion to the Serbian SuperLiga late in the season as runners-up over Metalac Gornji Milanovac, with whom they were tied on points. However, because of the results in their matches against Metalac (0–1 away and 0–0 home), Borac placed above Metalac. On August 2, in the 2014 Memorial Živorad Stanković Bia, Borac for the second time in their history played a night match under floodlights, defeating Metalac 1–0 at the reconstructed Čačak stadium.

Crest and Colors[edit]

The club's colours are red and white.

Honours[edit]

Runner-up: 2011–12
1993–94, 1998–99, 2002–03 (Group West)
Runner-up: 2013–14

UEFA competitions[edit]

  • Qualified for Europe in 1 season
Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
2008–09 UEFA Cup QR1 Moldova Dacia Chișinău 3–1 1–1 4–2
QR2 Bulgaria Lokomotiv Sofia 1–0 1–1 2–1
R1 Netherlands Ajax 1–4 0–2 1–6

Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors[edit]

Period Kit Manufacturer Shirt Sponsor
2008–present NAAI Škoda

Current squad[edit]

As of 18 March 2017

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Serbia GK Branimir Aleksić
3 Serbia DF Nenad Kočović
4 Serbia DF Lazar Obradović (3rd captain)
5 Serbia DF Sreten Sretenović
6 Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Nemanja Janičić
7 Serbia FW Lazar Sajčić
9 Serbia FW Dragoljub Anđelković
10 Serbia FW Igor Savić
11 Serbia MF Veljko Bogićević
12 Serbia GK Nenad Jovanović
13 Serbia MF Milan Marčić
14 Serbia MF Zoran Kostić (captain)
16 Serbia MF Miroljub Kostić
17 Serbia DF Nikola Ignjatijević
19 Serbia DF Stefan Drašković (4th captain)
No. Position Player
20 Brazil FW Thiago Galvão (5th captain)
21 Montenegro MF Uroš Delić
23 Ghana FW Kennedy Asamoah
24 Serbia GK Saša Mišić
26 South Korea Park Ji-soo
27 Serbia MF Nemanja Krstić
30 Serbia FW Stefan Mihajlović
31 Serbia MF Marko Zoćević (vice-captain)
32 Serbia DF Marko Marinković
33 Serbia MF Boris Živanović
44 Serbia DF Dušan Ivanov
55 Serbia FW Bratislav Punoševac
71 Serbia GK Nikola Timotijević
73 Serbia FW Lazar Jovanović
86 Serbia DF Miloš Marković

Other[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
8 Guinea-Bissau DF Bacar Baldé
15 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Poba Toure
27 Serbia DF Ivan Đoković
80 Serbia MF Pavle Propadalo
No. Position Player
94 Germany FW Nikola Ilić
Serbia DF Milan Gašić
Serbia MF Ivan Todorović
South Korea Jang Su-Мin

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
18 Serbia MF Nemanja Stanković (dual with Polet Ljubić until the end of 2016–17 season)
22 Serbia MF Dušan Đorđević (at Polet Ljubić until the end of 2016–17 season)
29 Serbia DF Igor Vukomanović (at Vojvodina until the end of 2016–17 season)
No. Position Player
Serbia GK Marko Drobnjak (at Polet Ljubić until the end of 2016–17 season)
Serbia DF Milan Matović (at Polet Ljubić until the end of 2016–17 season)
Serbia FW Lazar Jolović (at Polet Ljubić until the end of 2016–17 season)

For recent transfers, see List of Serbian football transfers winter 2016–17. For summer transfers, see List of Serbian football transfers summer 2016.

Notable former players[edit]

Former players with senior national team appearances:[1]

For the list of all current and former players with Wikipedia article, please see: Category:FK Borac Čačak players.

Coaching history[edit]

A great number of coaches has passed trought the club. Before the World War II the main coach was the former BSK Belgrade and national team player Dragomir Tošić. After 1945 the main coaches were Ivan Stevović, Dragoslav Filipović, Prvoslav Dragićević, Kosta Tomašević, Živorad Stanković, Vasilije Šijaković, Gojko Zec, Dragan Bojović, Momčilo Ilić, Žarko Nedeljković, among others. More recently, the club was managed by Dušan Radonjić, Slobodan Ostojić, Mihailo Kolarević, Dušan Marić, Milovan Đorić, Milovan Ćirković, Dušan Spasojević, Nenad Starovlah, Ivan Čančarević, Milorad Kosanović, Dimitrije Mitrović, Branko Smiljanić, Božidar Vuković, Slavenko Kuzeljević, Dušimir Vulović, Radovan Gudurić, Milutin Marušić, Miodrag Božović and Milovan Rajevac.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FK Borac Čačak at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ History at official website

External links[edit]